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Independent Lens | Half the Sky | Every 90 Seconds, a Mother Dies Giving Birth | PBS

Duration: 01:26
Program: Independent Lens

All around the world, women are dying of causes which could have been prevented. Edna Adan, founder of a maternity hospital in Somaliland, discusses her backstory and what led her to become an agent of change in this Half the Sky Movement awareness campaign video. About the Series The series follows Kristof, WuDunn, and six celebrity activists including Diane Lane, America Ferrera, Olivia Wilde, and Nicole Kidman as they travel to nine countries and meet inspiring, courageous individuals. Across the globe oppression is being confronted, and real meaningful solutions are being fashioned through health care, education, and economic empowerment for women and girls. Embedded in the linked problems of sex trafficking and forced prostitution, gender-based violence, and maternal mortality — which still needlessly claims one woman every 90 seconds — is the single most vital opportunity of our time — and all over the world, women are seizing it. Half the Sky is a landmark transmedia project featuring a four-hour PBS primetime national and international broadcast event, a Facebook-hosted social action game, mobile games, two interactive websites, educational video modules with companion text, and an impact assesment plan all inspired by Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide, the widely acclaimed book by Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn. Half the Sky website www.pbs.org Half the Sky movement website www.halftheskymovement.org Women and ...

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Post Date: June 28, 2012